Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.
President Obama delivers a rare, primetime address Wednesday. Taking over the TV networks during the crucial 8:00 p.m. CT programming slot is not something any White House does lightly.
Measles is often lumped in with flu and chickenpox as mild childhood illnesses. But people who got measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were pretty darned sick, missing two weeks of school or work on average.
President Obama is set to meet congressional leaders this afternoon to outline his strategy for confronting the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He is scheduled to address the nation on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to make that strategy public.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will fight for new legislation that would let nursing home residents and their families have video or audio recording devices in their rooms to monitor patient treatment.
A new report from Moody's investors service says Illinois still faces "daunting pension challenges" despite a 2013 law intended to curb the state's pension costs. So do its cities.
An experimental Ebola vaccine is now being tested in people, according to scientists who say the drug has shown promising results tested on monkeys. The small clinical trial is using healthy human volunteers.
Responding to fellow Democrats' concerns in a tight election season, President Obama will delay acting on his own on immigration issues until after November's midterm vote, the White House says.
A major credit-rating house reports that Illinois' pension liability as a percentage of its revenue is far and away the nation's highest.
A court ruling barring increased health insurance premiums for state-employee retirees might speed up a decision on a separate case over Illinois' overhaul of its public pension system.